The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The language "Sanskrit" has 52 entries

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Definition

Tus Pus English speakers use the term 'sugar complaint' for 'diabetes', but its traditional Indian name is Madhumeha.
The Sanskrit term sounds real sweet too.

Usage

" You are looking one type uncl.... What happen?"

" What to do young man, I have got Madhumeha"

"What uncle, really!!? New affair aaa !!? What will aunty do now??"

Added 2012-01-17 by Savyasachi

Root

Sanskrit

Categories

Food and Drink
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Definition

- Gender
- A sacred stone representing Shiva suspended on threads across the chest, worn by Lingayats/Veerasaivas of India.
- Sexual organ.

Usage

Linga Bedha is the Sanskrit word for gender discrimination.
Added 2012-01-09 by I love Dtool

Root

Sanskrit

Region

India

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Naradmuni

\Naa-rudh\
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Definition

Narad is a muni from Indian mythology who is renowned for sowing seeds of discord. Naradmuni is commonly used to describe a person who does the same in modern society.

Usage

Ganesh: Satish told me that you were telling people that you don't believe me when I tell you that I saw Sachin score five hundred runs in gully cricket.
Mangesh: Yaar. He is just being a Naradmuni. Don't believe what Satish says.
Added 2011-12-25 by IndianInCowboyCountry

ABCD

\ABCD\
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Phrase.
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Definition

A-Ati
B-Bhaari
C-Chuchi
D-Dhaari wich means a girl with heavy and large boobs...

Usage

used as a phrase to describe a girl with large and voluptious boobs...
Added 2011-11-12 by Rishabh king

Root

Sanskrit

Region

All India

Related Terms

amma pal kudu ma

Terms referencing this

BCF, ABCDEFGHIJ, H1B, US return
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Definition

All cultures welcome their guests and some even honor them, but trust us to codify this into "the guest is God incarnate"

The official tagline of the Ministry of Tourism is also the unofficial motto of every household in India and when the late arriving Tamil Nadu express disgorges your 10-member engle family, this is the reason why your mom and grandmom are so busy making dosas with chutney and sambhar for the hungry guests even after midnight

So when someone invites you for yanything and yewrything, make sure you remember this because the least you can do is to take half day permission, show face and smile.

Usage

Taittiriya Upanishad: Matri devo bhavaḥ, Pitri devo bhavaḥ, Acharya devo bhavaḥ, Atithi devo bhavaḥ...simbly minns yech and yeavryone is like god wunly pa
Added 2011-11-08 by Side Character

Root

Sanskrit

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO
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Noun.
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Definition

Ancient Indian system of medicinal treatment, with great emphasis being laid on the use of plant-based medicines and ointments.

Though the West regards it to be an alternative, unproven and somewhat inferior system of medicine to their own, many Indians consider it to be superior in it's ability to provide long-term cures from ailments that Western medicine has no solution for. Ayurveda has caught the imagination of the rest of the world in recent years, and Kerala, being the hub of Ayurveda in India, boasts of many Ayurvedic treatment centres that cater to foreigners wishing to explore possible treatments.

Ayurveda treats each human being from the point of view of restoring the internal "balance" of the body, and stresses on a wholistic approach to finding a cure - Yoga, exercise, diet control and meditation are prescribed along with plant-based medicines to achieve success.

Usage

Up to 80% of people in India use either Ayurveda or other traditional medicinal systems, and there is a strong belief present in the collective Indian psyche that these more natural treatments do not cause unpleasant side effects in the body.
Added 2011-10-23 by Surdie Birdie

Root

Sanskrit

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

Ramdev Baba, deshamularishtam

Janavasam

\Jaa Nuh Vaa Sum\
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Definition

Janavasam is the Tamil (notably TamBrahm ) equivalent of a North Indian Baraat.

In the good ol'days, the groom's party (usually half his village) traveled to the bride's village and sauntered through the main thoroughfare for the whole village to do a dekko before repairing for the festivities.

The need for this quaint ritual no longer exists, but us desis cannot give up rituals simsimply because it is no longer necessary. Instead we build even an more spectacular and bizzare Kabuki theater around them.

So

> if you see a whole gaggle of mamis and mamas bedecked & bejeweled in Kanjeevarams, 30 Savran Gold and smelling like a Jasmine garden at 4.00 in the morning,
...you are in a Janavasam

> If you see a Chevy Impala convertible from the 70s decked with flowers or, if you are lucky, a real wooden flotilla platform propelled by a rickshaw,
...you are in a Janavasam

> If you see a brass band playing long forgotten movie numbers,
...you are in a Janavasam

> if you see irate honking traffic snaking behind this procession with nowhere to go,
...you are in a Janavasam

..and finally

> If you see a visibly mortified young man in an ill-fitting suit, holding a cauliflower covered in gold foil and sitting in the middle of this procession like Ganpathi on his way to immersion,
...then he is the groom and you are in a Janavasam

Janavasam is probably the #1 reason why die-vorce rates are so low in India. No one in their right mind would want to remarry and go through that process again

Usage

US Return Groom (Ruefully): When they told me I would be wearing a suit and riding in the back of a convertible with a few cute babies, this is not what I had imagined...
Added 2011-10-15 by Side Character

Root

Sanskrit

Region

South India

Related Terms

baraat
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Exclamation.
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Definition

Exclamation of disapproval, often accompanied by a look of distress or disgust with palms covering ears.

Usage

“He has taken to having bed-coffee without brushing his teeth.”
“Siva-siva.”
Added 2011-10-12 by oldathai

Root

Sanskrit

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

Govinda, Govinda!
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Noun.
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Definition

How would ever Indian mythology arrive wherever it does from time to time , across yugas and across lokas without the twists and twirls produced by shaaps or shaapas.

Shaap is the Hindi version of Shaapa(San) meaning curse.

Shaaps, are in currency today as they were in the lore or yore.
Janta give shaap to the netas. Bhikshuks to the unyielding kanjoosi. And heart-broken and lovelorn to the Ex.

Don't start cursing the bad entry yet! There are some rules you need to follow haa!

A Shaap can be issued by anyone having a minimum balance of punya in their account. I see you already leaving this page! Wait!. Wait! Don't!
Maybe, a lesser paapi can, after all issue a shaap to a worser paapi. Go ahead!

A total paap laden person like this contributor can never ever issue one. So, you don't have to be scared to click the thumbs down.

You issue a shaap this way: You show you are mad at me for whatever I did or didn't. Your eyes become red and flaming. Preferably smoke billows from nostrils and you flex all facial muscles, fists clenched. Close your eyes, remember your ishta devata guru or the primary source of all your gyan, righteousness, and recourse.

If you issue a shaap in text messages, end it with an exclamation mark!

But never forget this!
A counter shaap( pratishaap ) can also be issued instantly by the recepient of yours. Think twice. But you can also get away by a counter-counter-shaap. But the effects go on diminishing like the the size of images in mirrors placed against one another.

You know no? All gamblers end up losing in a casino, and making its owners rich. So, nagins, gandharvas, sages, ordinary bhaktas or even gods condemned and currently under the spell of yet another shaap by someone in a previous avataar can and have issued shaaps and pratishaaps.

I suspect, Film producers are the owners of the Cosmic Casino. Haven't they made tons of money? With a repertoire of mytho-shaaps affording them all the twists to the story no ordinary mortal of a script-writer would ever come up with?

Usage

Here, I give my shaap to you:
"If ever you gave me any shaap anytime, let that shaap boomerang and hit you with double punch!"
"Secondly and more importantly, if you copy-paste my above shaap, let there be a system crash! instantly!"
Added 2011-10-09 by I love Dtool
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Noun.
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Definition

Not two.

Usage

Advaita can't be explained, but it explains all.
Added 2011-09-30 by I love Dtool

Root

Sanskrit

Region

All India

Related Terms

avatar, Ramayana, Mahabharat